- Associated Press - Sunday, October 11, 2015

VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with a Southern Tier electronics recycler that will ensure proper disposal of more than 26 million pounds of lead-containing crushed glass.

The agency says ECO International of Vestal was a recycler of discarded electronic devices such as older televisions and computer monitors until 2013. It no longer receives or processes electronic waste.

EPA inspections in 2012 revealed that the company was in possession of about 13,000 tons of lead-containing CRTs and crushed glass. Much of this glass had been accumulating since 2010, when international demand for recycled electronics began to decline.

Under the agreement, ECO International will ship the remaining glass to a properly licensed facility by November. It will also pay a $9,000 penalty.


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